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Raymond P. Hartson

March 28, 1927 - Sept. 5, 2013


Raymond P. “Ray” Hartson, 86, a former resident of Forest Grove, late of Canby, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Forest View Cemetery, 1161 W. Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

He was born March 28, 1927, in Portland.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952.

He married Maxine VanMeltebeke in 1953. Following their marriage, they lived in Hillsboro and Forest Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1992; parents, Harry and Emma Hartson; and two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Rae Cross; brother, James Garley; sister, Jeanne Reed; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements are through Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove, which will release a complete obituary in the next issue.